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A station for grinded cement is built in Antilla

A station for the reception of grinded cement is built in Antilla, a port city in the province of Holguín, in view of the increased demand for this product considering the territory tourist development among other works.

This plant will have six silos with a capacity of 320 tons of cement each, three have already been completed and the rest will be in April, according to the newspaper Trabajadores on today's edition.

The cement trading unit, whose investment is around four million pesos, will be the first of its kind in the country, as it will have three modes of supply: by land, by rail and by sea.

This last modality will be enabled during a third construction stage, in which the pipe connection system will be executed to allow future bulk ships pumping directly to the hoppers.

Karel Antonio Campaña Conde, director of the Commercial Company of Cement in Holguín, mentioned the plant emerges to bring that necessary resource to the Antillean municipality, where important tourist works are executed, which will save about nine tons of fuel per month.

Moreover, with the beginning of the "bulk carrier", as this facility is called, the 136 trips by truck that were monthly necessary to meet the high cement demand of the new tourist area will be stopped, amounting to three thousand 500 tons.

Besides, it has a modern design, in correspondence with the development of the tourist area named Ramón de Antilla, also it has a download system using computerized compressors, a closed surveillance circuit and a billing system linked to another that exists in Holguín city.

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New product of natural and traditional medicine is marketed in Holguín

The tincture of banana pseudostem, a new product of natural and traditional medicine, will begin to be marketed in the province of Holguín, as part of a strategy to increase the use of these products.

Marielis Fernández, specialist of the Provincial Directorate of Public Health, commented that this drug is used in the treatment of bedsores, frequent injuries in prostrate older adults and people with disabilities.

She stressed this product will be sold in the external pharmacy of Lucía Íñiguez Landín Clinical Surgical Hospital, located in the main city, as part of the provincial service of natural and traditional medicine.

The drug replaces the pharmacological action of tannic acid, which is lacking in the pharmacy network of the eastern territory, due to the limitations caused by the economic, financial and commercial blockade of the United States against Cuba.

During 2019, more than seven million units of natural compounds were produced in the province, an alternative to reduce the effects of the genocidal policy that restricts the acquisition of raw materials for the production of industrial medicines.

Natural and traditional medicine emerged more than two thousand years ago in the Asian continent, although its use spread worldwide since the twentieth century in industrialized countries.

Currently, the World Health Organization recognizes about 119 components of 60 plant families with pharmacological action, according to the Cuban encyclopedia Ecured.

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Cuba develops second generation vaccines to treat asthma

Specialists from the national center for Biopreparations, located in Bejucal, municipality of  Mayabeque, work on second-generation vaccines for asthma in order to reduce the number of injections,  as reported by Clock Radio.

Currently, a phase two clinical trial is being carried out as promoted by that scientific center in allergy services of the Calixto García and Ameijeiras hospitals, led by doctors Mirta Álvarez and Iglemis Figueroa.

Through the years, BIOCÉN has developed therapeutic vaccines of three species of acarus, for the treatment of intermittent and persistent asthma, from mild to moderate, by injectable subcutaneous and sublingual drops.

Allergen vaccines have been used in allergic diseases for more than 100 years, they are recognized internationally as an effective and safe treatment, also they are recommended by the World Health Organization.